NCSI – How prepared is your country for a cyber attack?
By Federico Plantera
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It is probably since the discovery of fire that we learnt a crucial lesson – technology brings benefits, but also risks. Far be it from us to carry out an exegesis of all human explorations and inventions, it will be sufficient here to remember that the current Information Age, in that sense, makes no exception.
In Estonia, we came to formulate this understanding the hard way. In 2007, we became one of the first countries to suffer a coordinated cyber attack. Our innovation-driven society needed adequate protection and, soon, we developed appropriate countermeasures to shield our digital way of life from cyber threats.
Drawing inspiration (also) from that experience, experts at e-Governance Academy started wondering how secure national cyberspaces really are. Our National Cyber Security Index (NCSI) serves the purpose. Constantly updated and now live since 2016, aims to systematically assess countries’ preparedness in the event of cyber attacks.
Epp Maaten, Programme Director of National Cyber Security at the e-Governance Academy peeks into the main features and goals of the NCSI to explain how the Index makes a fundamental tool for capacity building on cybersecurity.